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historian and editor of martin luther king jr.'s papers. it's part of three days of booktv this weekend. monday featuring books on president obama and martin luther king jr. >> now an update on preparations for president obama's inauguration on monday. representatives of the inaugural committees, the u.s. capitol police and the military spoke with reporters at the national press club for a little less than an hour. >> okay, thank you. thank you very much. thank you to the press club or for hosting us today. just to warn you, this is going to be a little bit of a dance as we try to run through this chronologically. as you can imagine, there's a lot of different players that are involved in the events that will be taking place over the next few days. my name is brent colburn, that's b-r-e-n-t. i am the communications director or for the presidential inaugural committee. and we are involved in this weekend really doing a lot of the public events that fall outside the official swearing-in which matte can can -- matt can talk to. and, in fact, as i kind of think about this, it may make sense
the things that matter. that is a quote from martin to luther king, jr. out of keep on end the day we become silent about the things that matter. that is my wall, and i absolutely think that is the case. i'm very fortunate that he been a quote from martin luther king, jr. that i keep on my wall, i actually think that is the case. i'm very fortunate that i've been able to devote my great to work an issue that i think matters. i think it matters that there is tremendous human devastation and brought out of unnecessary incarceration in this country. i think it is terrible that we treat children with such punitive measures that we have kind of created, we have adopted a whole system after treating children like adults in the system. that is, i don't think produces the kind of public safety outcomes that one would've hoped for. we have a tremendous ineffective system to the bottom line is that with recidivism rate we have with this country we know this is a system that doesn't work and there better ways of going about addressing some of the serious problems, sometimes public health problems and o
. that is a quote from martin luther king, jr. out of keep on my wall, and i absolutely think that is the case. i'm very fortunate that he been able to devote my career to working on issues that i think about it. i think it matters that there is tremendous human devastation and brought out of unnecessary incarceration in this country. i think it is terrible that we treat children with such punitive measures that we have kind of created, we've adopted a whole system out of treating children like adults. that is, i don't think produces the kind of public safety outcomes that one would've hoped for your we have an ineffective system. the bottom line is that the system works, that would be one thing but with a wrist visit the rate we have we know this is not a system that works and there are better ways of going about addressing some of the serious problems. sometimes public health problems and other problems that we have. so i would just like to close by saying that to me this is really, there's a tremendous opportunity. in 2011 own over 23 states implemented some form of evidence-based policy to sa
of america. millions of people signed up, volunteered and made a difference. dr. martin luther king jr. would have been proud that we used his birthday weekend not just to party and celebrate, but to remember what he called us often to do and that, ladies and gentlemen s to serve. and to answer the call. and, yes, i want to thank the dnc staff and others who worked throughout the christmas and throughout the holidays to insure that we also had a good time as well. [applause] and so my, my only thing, i was working yesterday. you want me to shut up, debbie? was, you know, i -- because, you know, i can talk all day because i'm baptist every day but catholic on sunday. the most remarkable thing about the president's speech was how inclusive it was, the fact that the president of the united states of america talked about us, the people of america. and he affirmed yesterday what our framers have placed in the constitution, that we are equal in the eyes of god. and yet some of my fellow pundits add some problems when he mentioned seneca and selma and, of course, they had some issues. i wanted to fi
together the week of an incredible inauguration and celebration of martin luther king day, to be able to talk about foreign policy. so i thank you for your vision. commander hamm, there's so many areas as she spoke that i thought i want to quibble on and question. i guess at the core of it when you talk about the state department giving at the 9 billion the department of defense giving 500 million to africa, it seems a bit disingenuous. primarily because the state department covers funds for private military contractors, that many would think are covered by the department of defense. so it seems a bit disingenuous to put it in that way, to create a sense that the state department is actually dominated by many of us, are truly concerned that the department of defense is having way too much sway tensions of euros for foreign policy, not only in africa but especially in africa. the africa union met this week. top on the agenda is jobs. it's an economic livelihood for primarily young people who are like a wonderful students at howard, graduating and tells the prospects for jobs. and i thi
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